Monday, August 05, 2013

What Fun!

11 Comments:

Blogger David said...

Fun? It's bloody amazing. But thoroughly deserved. What with the hotel featuring in the 'best one-offs' in, what was it, the Indy, and now this, you're on a long-term roll. And that's a guarantee for publication as and when you choose. Congrats, and looking forward to your lake (and Mutti) in just over a week...

8:11 AM  
Blogger toubab said...

I just had an email from a publisher who is interested in making it into a book! I have not replied yet. I have had some interest before, but I have said that 'I am not finished yet!' I am in the middle of a story-I think- and I am of the old fashioned school of thought that books have to have beginnings middles and ends... and what am I supposed to do when I am old and bored? Isn't that when you write memoirs? Too busy now!
See ya at the lake!xxx

8:39 AM  
Blogger David said...

That's right - do what you think best and don't succumb to media pressure, as I know you won't, you wonderfully stubborn and determined person, you.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Susan Scheid said...

So fun to see your name in lights! Congratulations, and well-earned!

6:09 PM  
Blogger Claire D said...

Hurray for la belle Djenne Djenno and all that sail with her!

The blog is definitely worthy of a book. I once downloaded the whole lot and read everything from beginning to end on holiday on tenterhooks as to who would be sacked next from the hotel (and would they ever return?). But the story is not finished, as you say...

7:51 AM  
Blogger David said...

Claire reminds me that there's a sitcom to be made, too: Djenne Towers, starring Basilia with Birgit (sp?) on her visits as sensible Polly and any number of candidates as Manuel...

9:58 AM  
Blogger Claire D said...

Funny you say that as I describe the blog to others as 'a kind of West African Faulty Towers...'

There was a barman/receptionist that made at least 3 comebacks after dismissal who is surely the leading candidate for Manuel.

4:07 PM  
Blogger toubab said...

Ah, yes! That was Beigna.
His last appearance was abut 3 years ago now, sadly- (I say sadly, but he really was impossible...)

7:36 PM  
Blogger toubab said...

But he was quite fun- look up Beigna in the blog search for some Fawlty Tower episodes...

7:38 PM  
Blogger Marianne Leitch said...

I loved the Beigna stories too. But there's lots that would be great in a book, I agree. Would be good to include lots of photos and sketches. I think it would do very well...if you had time to do it in amongst all your many other commitments!

1:11 PM  
Blogger toubab said...

I am working on it Marianne! But will I be able to see the wood from the trees? I am so firmly in the middle of it all...Will try though!

11:16 AM  

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